Nairobi, 16 November, 2019 / 12:51 am (ACI Africa).
A Kenya-based Catholic Institution of higher learning under the auspices of dozens of religious orders and societies of Apostolic life, Tangaza University College (TUC) is hosting the Youth Workers Association, Kenya (YWAK), which was recently launched during the Commonwealth youth work week, encouraging professionalism on the part of those who minister among young people.
“Sometimes people work with the youths but they do not understand exactly the problems of the youths. When one is qualified, has a certificate and is a professional, even the youths take that person seriously,” the Chairman YWAK, George Kaggwa told ACI Africa in a telephone interview.
“We are encouraging Youth Workers Association to be a professional course not just an occupation,” Mr. Kaggwa who has worked in youth projects for over 30 years emphasized.
Prior to the launch of the association, YWAK members carried out various activities through the media during the Commonwealth youth work week, which was celebrated across 53 member countries of Commonwealth from November 4 through November 10, 2019.
“During Commonwealth youth work week, we engaged various media (in Kenya) to create awareness on what the youth workers and volunteers do,” Mr. Kaggwa said and added, “We wanted the people to know the importance of professionalizing Youth Work Association in Kenya and also to explain to the people about the association.”